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The monument commemorates the unknown people who have died in shipwrecks in King Island waters.


Address:Main & Meech Streets, Currie, 7256
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -39.929688
Long: 143.851294
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Designer:Anne Shimmins


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Left Side Inscription

In memory of those who died shipwrecked in King Island waters.  

We do not know their names but can merely record the ships they sailed on and their number.

Date   Ship                  Lives Lost
1835  Neva                 224
1843  Rebecca           5
1845  Cataraqui         400
1854  Brahmin            9
1855  Maypole            4
1855  Whistler             2
1865  Arrow                 1
1865  Loch Leven       1
1874  British Admiral  79
1885  Swallow             2
1934  Saguenay          4
1974  Patricia              1
1976  Savarus             2
1976  Ocean Maid       2

Others may have lost their lives in shipwrecks not recorded.


Right Side Inscription

Shipwrecks in King Island waters where lives were lost
[ Map of locations ] 

The anchor was salvaged from the wreck of the `Cataraqui` (1845) - Australia`s greatest ever maritime disaster.

The building of this monument was a King Island Jaycee Project for Australia's Bicentenary.

Funds were provided by the Australian Bicentennial Authority.  

The monument was designed by Anne Shimmins.

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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